If there’s an unexplained increase in water use – you’ll know because your monthly bill is higher than usual – you can check for a leak by examining your water meter:
- Turn off all inside and outside faucets and the washing machine, dishwasher, etc.
- Make sure toilets aren’t running and faucets aren’t dripping.
- Remove the water meter cover. If you see movement on the dial, it might not be a slab leak, but there’s a water problem somewhere.
Any floor bulge or damp flooring inside your home is a red flag and could indicate a slab leak. Unexpected warmth on your floor or the sound of water dripping when you can’t find the source also may indicate you have a slab leak or plumbing issue.
Another sign of a slab leak – and this can pose a very serious health threat to you and your loved ones – is a sewer leak. Your water lines run through and beneath your concrete slab foundation, as do sewer lines. If you smell sewage anywhere in the house, contact your Carrollton plumbing company immediately.
Your local plumbing professional can find the source of a slab leak then recommend a repair. Repair options include:
- Inside the house – We dig a hole through the flooring and into the foundation, then we locate and repair the broken pipe. (The process is inconvenient and can create a mess, so we try to work fast.)
- Outside the house – We tunnel under the foundation from the perimeter of the house, then we locate and repair the broken pipe. This method is less intrusive but more labor-intensive, so it may cost more. We’ll work with you to keep out-of-pocket expenses to a minimum.
Everyone was very professional and did their best to accommodate any requests we had. They can in to fix a leaky kitchen sink and ended up helping us with 2 faucets, our tub, and a toilet handle. April and Nick were awesome!Aurora B.
It’s likely your home is your biggest financial asset, so it makes sense to keep it well maintained. Regular plumbing maintenance is a good investment. But if you’re buying or selling a home that doesn’t pass inspection due to foundation problems, it can be stressful and expensive. We recommend:
- Have a professional foundation assessment before listing your home or before buying a home.
- If there’s an issue, perhaps the seller’s homeowners insurance will cover the repair. If not, the repair costs will be a price negotiation tool.